Stephen Fletcher Joins MERJE To Launch New Procurement Recruitment Division

Stephen Fletcher Joins MERJE To Launch New Procurement Recruitment Division


MERJE are excited to announce the appointment of Stephen Fletcher to manage a new division focused on the recruitment of Procurement professionals.

Based in the specialist recruitment consultancy’s Manchester office, Stephen will be working with new and existing clients to recruit for their mid- to senior-level Procurement positions across the UK, such as Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), Procurement Director and Category Manager. Stephen will work across both the Permanent and Contracts marketplace.

Stephen brings with him over 30 years’ recruitment experience and joins MERJE from PSD Group where he led the Procurement and Supply Chain team.

Jonathan Abelson, Director at MERJE, said, “Bringing Stephen and his extensive expertise in to join the MERJE team was an easy decision based on how the Procurement market will complement our existing Financial Services offering, as well opening up new opportunities to us. MERJE is a growing company and following the successful launch of MERJE Front-Line Talent earlier this year we wanted to continue in the pursuit of our growth plans –  so it made perfect sense to add Procurement recruitment services to our core Disciplines. We welcome Stephen to the MERJE family and look forward to his team evolving as more talent joins this division.”

Stephen said, “This opportunity is a perfect fit. I can build a highly effective Procurement recruitment offering with the support of a team of Consultants who I already know and have the greatest of respect for, and all of whom are leaders in their specialisms.  I am delighted to be back in the marketplace I know best and I look forward to building a team that provides the service and results that the Procurement profession deserves.”.

MERJE has had an eventful 2018 so far – highlights include the announcement of their highest-ever financial results, being named ‘Recruitment Partner of the Year’ at the Credit Awards, the launch of MERJE Front-Line Talent and the unveiling of a new website, as well as a move for the London team to larger offices in Fleet Street. MERJE’s year will continue to be a landmark one for the organisation as they plan to open their new purpose-built headquarters in North Manchester in October.



MERJE is an award-winning specialist recruitment consultancy that focuses on Permanent and Contract appointments in Compliance, Credit Risk & Analytics, Customer Contact, Finance & Audit, Financial Crime & Fraud, Procurement and Risk Management.

Founded in 2011 by a team of three, MERJE has fast become one of the UK’s most successful independently-owned recruitment consultancies, with offices in London and Manchester and over 30 employees. They are currently building new purposed-built facilities for their Manchester headquarters in Whitefield, for completion in late 2018. MERJE’s website can be found at

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